Israeli study finds Pfizer vaccine 85% effective after first shot

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – The first dose of Pfizer Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine is 85% effective, a study of healthcare workers at an Israeli hospital has found, potentially fuelling a debate over the recommended two-dose schedule as governments try to stretch out supplies.FILE PHOTO: Vials labelled “COVID-19 Coronavirus Vaccine” and a syringe…

The FDA ignored its own scientists’ advice to ban ‘toxic’ Brazilian blowdries, according to a report

Since 2011, hairdressers have increasingly complained that Brazilian blowouts, salon hair-straightening treatments that use heat and contain the chemical formaldehyde, were giving them headaches, nausea, and throat irritation. FDA scientists looked into these treatments and concluded there should be a ban on formaldehyde in cosmetic treatments like the Brazilian blowout….